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If you have *.tar.gz installation file, after unpacking it as told by uncle_urfi, go to that newly created folder and there will be an INSTALL file. All the installation instructions will be there. The general procedure will be
If your package is as *.rpm file, you need not issue 'make'. Find out where the insallation is by 'locate' and using file find utility in GUI and then run the program. The documetation for installed *.rpm files by default will be in /usr/share/doc/ folder.
If you have unpacked *.tar.gz file, go to that newly created folder in the terminal by 'cd [directory path]' command and then, in the terminal give these commands. As I told, this instruction will be in the 'INSTALL' file.
#make (I am sorry, this is not capital 'M', small letter 'm')
After this you can start the program with the instruction given in /doc sub folder within this folder.
I though "yum" was the preferred application installer/updater for RedHat. Or maybe "apt-get", the Debian version. You type something like "yum install firefox". It downloads the rpm, installs it, and and maybe adds a menu item to your X desktop.